Grandmother Bessie was very influential in my life. My Mother often says, the older I grow, the more I become like Grandmother. For me, this is a wonderful compliment! One of the rooms at Thistle Manor is Grandmother Bessie's room. A coverlet at the foot of the bed to knock the chill off the cool fall nights. Pillow shams made from ticking was something I always remember in Grandmother's home. The nautical themed needlework hanging above the bed reminds me of the adventurous Grandfather who sailed on the sea from Germany to Pennsylvania.
Since it is taking me forever to get my Adam and Eve wall started, I decided to start a Grandmother Bessie wall. The blank space above the Scarlet Letter memorial sampler has been reserved for the Margaret sampler. Designer Lori Markovic (La D Da) has a mystery sampler called Margaret Cottam. There were many Margaret's in Grandmother Bessie's life. There was Margaret Ferguson, her maternal Grandmother, Margaret "Maggie" Shults, Grandmother's sister and Margaret "Margo" one of Grandmother's granddaughters. So. . . Margaret Cottam will become the Margaret "Maggie" sampler.
These are some oldies but goodies I found while cleaning out closets. In her lifetime, I'm sure Grandmother made many quilts for her family, neighbors and young brides.
Grandmother was an early riser and was always up with the chickens. She kept her purse handy.
I believe a home should be many things and comfort is one of those things high on my list of home priorities. Grandmother Bessie's room is comfortable and filled with wonderful memories of her life. Wonder what Grandmother Bessie would have to say about this room.